Membership Benefits

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Expanding your universe

Your membership connects you to nearly limitless opportunities to advance your education and career in physics. Get the latest in physics research through APS meetings and publication discounts and grow as a leader through volunteer opportunities and recognition among your peers in the physics community.

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Connect with your physics communities

Joining APS connects you to our 50 units, which can help you meet physicists who work in your discipline or hail from your region. You'll build compelling relationships to help you navigate the scientific community.

Scientific meeting discounts

APS members enjoy exclusive registration discounts to attend and present research at some of the largest gatherings of physicists in the world, with special registration rates for early career physicists and students.

Energize your career

With resources to navigate your career journey, funding opportunities to attend meetings, and tools to engage with the public, APS membership helps you take your physics career to the next level.

Recognize your colleagues

Recognize outstanding contributions to physics through honors and awards, including travel grants and APS Fellowship.

Connect with industry resources

APS recognizes the unique needs of industrial physicists and can support you through education, mentoring, networking, recognition, and funding.

Shape physics education

Drive systemic and cultural change to ensure effective physics education for all learners, and help strengthen and diversify the field.

Access cutting-edge research

Get access the latest research in your field with journal subscriptions. APS membership grants exclusive journal pricing, including three journal subscriptions for personal use at member rates, discounted article pack bundles, access to the Physical Review Online Archives, and free online access for students.

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Become a leader in physics

APS membership provides opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills through participation in our initiatives.

Be a voice for physics

APS is the voice of physics in Washington. Get involved as an APS member and help us ensure that Congress is listening.

Volunteer with APS

APS membership is a chance to get involved through committees and other volunteer activities, and shape the future of physics.

Find mentoring opportunities

Mentoring helps prepare the next generation of physicists. Student members can connect with experienced mentors.

Inspire the public

Our public outreach and engagement initiatives can help you to be an effective advocate for science.

Engage with physicists worldwide

Through our international outreach and worldwide memberships, APS aims to be a welcoming global hub for all physicists.

Submit abstracts to and attend physics meetings around the world at discounted rates through our reciprocal society program.

Explore the benefits of APS membership for physicists living and working in every part of the world, including discounted and free memberships for physicists in less-resourced countries.

Additional benefits for members

When you join APS, you have access to an array of other benefits, including:

  • Free access to publications including Physics magazine, Physics Today, APS News, and more, so you can stay up-to-date on the latest news.
  • Competitive rates on group and life insurance to help you prepare and plan for the future.

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Connect with the worldwide physics community to develop your professional network and share your research.
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Joining APS connects you to other students, mentors, funding opportunities, and ways to advance your education and career in physics.

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APS membership connects you to physics communities centered around your interests.

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If you embrace scientific discovery, truth and integrity, partnership, inclusion, and lifelong curiosity, this is your professional home.